Category: On The Line

Articles and photos not directly related to the LACW community, yet are highly noteworthy and recommended.

Disarm Now Plowshare’s Activists Sentenced

The Disarm Now Plowshares activists who entered U.S. Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor to symbolically disarm the nuclear weapons stored there were sentenced on Monday at the Tacoma Federal Courthouse, receiving sentences of 6 months to 15 months confinement, plus one year supervised release. About two hundred fifty people gathered at the courthouse to support the Plowshares …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2011/03/30/disarm-now-plowshares-activists-sentenced

SOA Watch Update

Catholic Worker Chris Spicer and Nancy Smith were both given six months for there actions to close the School of the Americas. They are joining LA Catholic Worker David Omondi and Fr. Louie Vitale who are already serving there six month sentences. Visit soaw.org for information about writing to Chris, Nancy and Fr. Louie. Letters …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2011/01/10/soa-watch-update

Disarm Now! Plowshares Activists Found Guilty

Monday, December 13, 2010: The federal criminal trial of five veteran peace activists that began December 7 ended today after the jury found them guilty on all counts. The five defendants, called the Disarm Now! Plowshares, challenged the legality and morality of the U.S. storage and use of thermonuclear missiles by Trident nuclear submarines at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2010/12/15/disarm-now-plowshares-activists-found-guilty

David Omondi In Jail!

LA Catholic Worker David Omondi was arrested for scaling the fence at the School of the Americas Protest and sentenced to six months in jail. David was determined to stand in solidarity with the victims of SOA graduates and with oppressed people everywhere. When his attorney tried to get him a lighter sentence by claiming …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2010/11/24/david-omondi-in-jail

Jim Douglass and Oliver Stone on JFK and the Unspeakable

American Voices : A Series of Distinguished Authors and Ideas, presents Catholic Worker author Jim Douglass along with filmmaker Oliver Stone, historian Lisa Pease and publisher Robert Ellsberg in a discussion of Jim’s latest book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters. Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2010/11/07/jim-douglass-and-oliver-stone-on-jfk-and-the-unspeakable

Jesus Was A Street Server!

On September 30th we joined the Los Angeles Community Action Network and other groups dedicated to serving the poor of Skid Row, in a protest/street meal calling for an end to police harassment of street servers. Delicious food was served and a good time was had by all! Check out our photos.  

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2010/10/15/jesus-was-a-street-server

Disarm Now! Plowshares Activists Arraigned

The five plowshares activists who entered the U.S. Navy’s nuclear weapons storage depot in Washington State on November 2, 2009 were arraigned on October 8 in U.S. District Court, Tacoma, Washington before Magistrate Judge Karen L. Strombom. Anne Montgomery, RSCJ, Steve Kelly, SJ, Lynne Greenwald, Bill “Bix” Bichsel, SJ, and Susan Crane were all present …

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Disarm Now Plowshares indicted for November 2009 witness

A federal grand jury finally handed down a litany of indictments against five nuclear resisters who entered the U.S. Navy’s West Coast nuclear weapons storage depot in a plowshares action on November 2, 2009. On September 3, 2010 the United States Attorney announced the indictments handed down by a grand jury in Tacoma, Washington, against …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2010/09/08/disarm-now-plowshares-indicted-for-november-2009-witness

Keep Space For Peace Week

Fight against the militarization of space! For More information visit vandenbergwitness.org.  

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2008/09/28/keep-space-for-peace-week

Dorthy Day Saint or Troublemaker?

The Center For Spiritual Development is holding a celebration of the life of CW founder Dorthy Day. The day will include a performance of the play “Conversations with Dorothy Day” by Sharon Halsey-Hoover and a showing of Claudia Larson’s Documentary “Don’t Call Me A Saint”. Check out their website www.thecsd.com for more info.  

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2008/08/15/dorthy-day-saint-or-troublemaker

SOA Watch Protest

Here are some photos of the recent School of the Americas protest in Los Angeles  

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2008/01/22/soa-watch-protest

Safer Cities?

The LAPD and the Mayor have recently been celebrating the supposed success of the “Safer Cities Initiative” on Skid Row. Gary Blasi, a professor at the UCLA School of Law and a 30 year veteran of Skid Row Issues has published a report called Policing Our Way Out of Homelessness? which refutes nearly all of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/10/18/safer-cities